Former Sidcup student Gary Oldman took home his first Oscar last night for his role as Winston Churchill.

Gary Oldman 59, told his 98-year-old mum to "put the kettle on" as he accepted the award for Best Actor following his performance in Darkest Hour.

The New Cross-born star started his career as a student at Sidcup's Rose Bruford College of Theatre Performance before going on to star in Christopher Nolan's Batman films and as Harry Potter's godfather in Sirius Black.

Oldman appeared emotional as he accepted his award and in a lengthy speech, he thanked "the Academy and its members for this glorious prize" as well as his colleagues, his wife and family.

He thanked America "for the many wonderful gifts it has given me - my home, my livelihood, my family and now Oscar."

The actor also sent out a special thank you to his mother.

He said: "I would like to thank my mother, who is older than the Oscars, she is 99 years young next birthday and she's watching the ceremony from the comfort of her sofa.

"I say to my mother, thank you for your love and support, put the kettle on - I'm bringing Oscar home."